May 17, 2001

The Cheese worm: A welcome helper for Linux?

Author: JT Smith "System administrators, worldwide reported signs on Wednesday that
another self-spreading program -- or worm -- had started to infect
Linux systems.

This worm appears to be different, however. Dubbed the Cheese
worm, the program is basically a self-spreading patch. It enters
servers that have already been compromised by a previous bit of
malicious code -- the 3-month-old 1i0n worm -- and closes the
back door behind it, adding security to the system."

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